Photograph courtesy of Kelvin Dakin
Born: 12th April 1892, Athelstaneford, Haddingstone, Scotland.
Died between: 15th September 1916 – 17th September 1916; age 24; At the Battle of Flers-Courcelette.
Enlistment Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Date: 5th November 1914; Age: 22; Occupation: Farmer; Religion: Presbyterian. Next of Kin: W. Garlick, 6, Gower Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 10ins, fair complexion, brown hair & blue eyes.
Authorized by the Canadian Government in October 1914 Demobilized May 24, 1919 at Kingston ON Trained in Kingston October 1914 – May 1915Occ Sailed for England aboard the SS Metagama May 6, 1915 Trained at West Sandling Camp until September 1915 Sailed for France September 15, 1915 Served in Canadian 2nd Division, 4th Brigade
Rank: Private; Service Number: 59352
Regiment: Canadian Infantry, Eastern Ontario Regiment, 21st Battalion.
Special Memorial A.1.
Note: Kelvin Dakin
“Our guess is that this was taken while on leave (far right)- probably back in the
UK – as you can just see that he is wearing his Lance Corporal stripe on
his right arm. We know from his service record that he got his stripe
on 19th May 1916 and was then given 9 days leave shortly after. He
reverted to Private at his own request on 1st September 1916.”
1901 Brodies Land, West Barns, East Lothian, Scotland.
William was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
William Nimmo Garlick, 39, a Maltman, born Ratho, Midlothian, Scotland.
Marion Garlick, 37, born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Thomas Nimmo Garlick, 7, born Athelstaneford, Haddingstone.
John Garlick, 4, born West Barns, Haddingstone.
George Garlick, 3, born West Barns, Haddingstone.
Agnes F. Garlick, 1, born West Barns, Haddingstone.
William arrived in Canada in May 1908, sailing on the S.S. Laurentic.
William is also remembered on the war memorial at the Presbyterian Church formerly on London Road, Ipswich and at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.